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Because Dickinson is specific about the number of presumably traumatic events she writes about here, this poem fairly shouts for biographical information--of which there is none that we can reasonably identify.
As with many of Dickinson's poems, death is a central motif. Here, Dickinson uncharacteristically acknowledges the possibility of a pleasant afterlife, which is, at the same time, capable of inflicting pain for the one who is left behind.